Sports Report for Thursday, 7-27-2017


Laurens LL Majors Eliminated From State Tournament

  • Tega Cay – Fort Mill 4 – Laurens 3… The Laurens LL Majors All-Star team was eliminated from the state tournament up in Taylors last night as they lost to TCFM by a score of 4-3… As you may recall Laurens defeated TCFM 12-5 back on Sunday and most coaches will tell you that In tournament play that is hard to do a second time though Laurens never quit right down to the final out… Laurens got on the board first with in the top of the 2nd inning on a solo homer by Alex L. (sorry roster did not have complete last names)… The score stayed that way until the bottom of the 4th inning where TCFM took the led by plating 2 runs…. TCFM struck again for 2 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning putting them up 4-1 going into the 6th and final inning… TCFM was able to get the first two Laurens batters out in the top of the 6th inning then Laurens used a walk, a triple and a single to score 2 runs making it 4-3… However Laurens could get no closer and thus picked up their second loss and were eliminated from the tournament… Congratulations to the team for winning the district and for their effort in the tournament!

Laurens County Speedway results from the main events last Saturday night (first, second & third)

  • Limited… Frank Coates, Michael Smith & Jim Blackwell… Frank Coates started on the inside of row 1 in the Limited main event and used that position to take a lead he would not relinquish though second place finisher Michael Smith tried hard to take it away but could not.
  • SECA 604 Crates… Dylan Brown, Brad Rachels & hank Taylor… After a couple of “false starts” Dylan Brown took the win by just 1.24 second over Brad Rachels.
  • FWD… Travis Jamieson, Mason Mack & Grant BurtonTravis Jamieson too his second straight win in the FWD with points leader Mason Mack finishing second.
  • Monster Minis… Larry Teal, Phillip Wilson & Randy Staton… Larry Teal edged out Phillip Wilson by less than a second in the Monster Minis which was a caution free race.
  • 602 Crates… Josh Hellams, Chris Patterson and Mart Patterson… Josh Hellams took his first ever win at the LCS in the 602 Crates… He started on the pole and held off the field with division leader Chris Patterson finishing second.
  • Thunder Bombers… Dan Lawson, Scott Pulley & Casey Lawson… Dan Lawson took the lead early in this race and was never really challenged finishing over 2.5 seconds ahead of second place Scott Pulley..

Countdown to Kickoff… The numbers of days left to the first football games are as follows;

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-25-17): 29
  • Laurens Academy at Holly Hill (8-25-17): 29
  • PC at Wake Forest (Thursday, 8-31-17): 35
  • PC home opener vs. Campbell (9-18-17): 51 

Pro Sports    For more information on any of the following games, click on their score.

  • D-backs 10 – Braves 3… The Braves ended their 3-game series with the D-backs in Arizona yesterday afternoon on a sour note as the D-backs took a 10-3 win to take the series 2 games to 1… The game was tied 1-1 going into the bottom of the 3rd inning when Arizona struck for 4 runs and never surrendered the lead after that… The D-backs only outhit the Braves 12-11 but 3 of their hits were homers which accounted for 6 of their 10 runs… The Braves will be off today and will start a 4-game series in Philadelphia with the Phillies tomorrow night.
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive were off last night but will start a home stand tonight with the Charleston RiverDogs being the first team into Flour Field… The Drive who won the first half of the SAL Southern Division are 15-16 in the second half of the season which puts them in third place 6 games behind the RiverDogs who are 21-10 in the second half of the season.
  • Panthers Training Camp … The Panthers once again are at Wofford College this year to conduct their very popular preseason training camp… The first practice will start at 6:30 on 7-26-17 at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College… Today the Panthers will practice from 3:10 pm – 5:10 pm… To go to the Panthers website where you can get all your questions as to dates, times, parking directions and what you can bring or not bring, click here.

This & That:

  • Raider Softball Clinics… Coach Haley Register Satterfield the new head coach of the of the Laurens Raider varsity softball team will be holding FREE softball clinics at LDHS this summer… The clinics are open to all young ladies between the ages of 8 and 13 who are interested in learning to play softball and depending on participation they may lead to a travel team being formed this summer… The clinics will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between the hours of 7:00 – 8:15 pm… The clinics will end July 31st and there will not be any clinics during the July 4th week.… Each young lady needs to bring a glove, bat, tennis shoes and cleats to practice… If you have any questions about this, contact coach Satterfield at
  • CHS Athletic Booster Golf Tournament… Athletic Director Nickie Templeton and Booster Club President Buddy Bridges have released information about the 2107 CHS Booster Club Golf Tournament… This year, the tournament will be held at Musgrove Mill, on July 27…  Registration begins at 8:30…  For more information: CHS Golf Tourney Brochure 2017… This is a major fundraiser for our Red Devil student-athletes, and it is also a lot of fun… GO BIG RED!
  • Laurens Family YMCA Kids Splash & Dash… Once again this year the Laurens Family YMCA in cooperation with the Laurens County Memorial Hospital / Greenville Health System are having the popular Kids Splash and dash on Saturday August 4th… This is a good way for kids 3-11 to get a taste of multi-sport competition without the pressure of as full triathlon…. There will be 3 different age groupings; 3-5, 6-8 and 9-11… Each group will have different lengths of swimming and running tailored to their age grouping… The event will start at 10 am and end by 11 am after which lunch will be served…. Following that they will have their awards ceremony… The cost is only $15 if you register at the YMCA and family members are invited to root on the competitors… You can register online by clicking here….
  • Clinton YMCA Fall Flag Football and Cheerleading… Registration is now open for flag football and cheerleading at the Clinton Family YMCA… For flag football there will be 3 age groupings 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12…. Cheerleading is open to youth in grades K-6…. For more information including cost, fall-out dates, click here… The last day to register is Friday, August 18th… Of course you can call the Clinton YMCA at 833-1555.
  • Laurens Parks & Recreation Tackle Football & Cheerleading… Registration is now open at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation offices at The Ridge on Exchange Drive for tackle football & cheerleading… Tackle football is open to ages 7-12 and the cost is $50… Uniforms are included Helmet and shoulder pad rental is available… Cheerleading is open to ages 5-12 and the cost is also $50…. You can register during business hours at The Ridge and if you have questions call them at 681-7275 or email them at … Deadline to register is 7-31-17
  • Clinton YMCA Better Together 50th Anniversary Celebration… The Clinton YMCA will be celebrating their 50th year in operation this June… To help celebrate this milestone the YMCA is offering a way that current members can get 20% off their membership for a year by  referring a new member who also gets the same 20% off for a year… This special celebration offer can be taken advantage of for the remainder of the calendar year… For complete details call the Clinton YMCA at 833-1555 or simply click on the following which has all the details, click here … Don’t let this opportunity to save on Y memberships pass you by and help celebrate the YMCA’s 50th year! !

Sport and Specialty Camps at the Clinton & Laurens YMCA as well as Presbyterian College and the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department. 

The Family YMCAs of Clinton and Laurens want to remind you that they have a full summer of specialty camps and activities available for the youth of our area… If you go to the WLBG home page and look down in the Featured Sports section on the right side toward the bottom of the page, you will find a posting that has information about these camps at both YMCAs or simply click here to go to that posting…

  • Clinton YMCA: No further summer camps… See above for flag football and cheerleading information.
  • Laurens YMCA: The next camp at the Laurens YMCA is a soccer camp for youth ages 7-15 that will take place from Tuesday, August 8 to Thursday, August 10th…The camp will be conducted by the Lakeland Toros a Greenwood based soccer team… The camp will be in the mornings from 9-11 am and with the experience of the Toros should be an excellent camp!… Click here for more information.

City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Sports… For more information on any of the following camps call 681-7275 and go The Ridge to register… You can also email them at

  • Basketball Camp… This camp will be July 31 – August 2 and is open to youth ages 9-13… The cost of this camp will be $40 and will be held at The Ridge from 9:00 am – noon each day.

2017 PC Sports Camps… PC has different sports camps throughout the summer… Below are the next couple of camps that I know of being held at PC.

  • Boys Evening Day Soccer Camp… August 4-6…Boys 5-15… This camp is designed to help young men improve their skills at any level through teaching fundamentals and game play… For more information on how to register and what to bring, click here.

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